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Wednesday, 11 July 2007

  • Sarah Churchwell: Why can't British students write like Americans?
    Wednesday, 11 July 2007

    The combined result of Thatcher's decision that teaching English was supererogatory and the dim memories of people for whom parsing was punishment is written mayhem; my students use punctuation marks interchangeably, as ornamentation, and their malap...

  • Letters: Fanatics
    Thursday, 12 July 2007

    Sir: Johann Hari (9 July) applauds the siren song of the ex-Islamists, led by Ed Hussain. Their genuine experience of the menacing weirdness of revolutionary Islamist leaders has caused them first to reinstate President Bush's once discredited "They ...

  • Letters: Flooded, neglected North
    Wednesday, 11 July 2007

    Sir: Thank you for updating Mrs Gaskell's North and South in your leading article of 9 July. It was my former professor of production engineering who first pointed me to this stark Victorian novel. Mrs Gaskell was writing about the conditions of peop...

  • The Third Leader: Not so grim
    Thursday, 12 July 2007

    They will then prolong their hilarity with syllabus suggestions: "Speaking As I Find"; "Chips, Literal and Metaphorical"; "You Think You Had It Tough?"; "Avian Navigation: Circular Patterns"; "Ferret Location"; "Doff and Toff: The History and Signifi...

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